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of an aging world. the new report that calls upon governments to act now to avoid a crisis in the future. u.s. population is growing faster than any other in the world. we will have reaction from japan, already facing the challenge. hello, welcome to "gmt," with a world of news and opinion. the row over safety standards in the skies above europe. new proposals for flying rules. they're calling it the greatest comeback in golfing history. a european starter has left the american team stunned. midday in london, 8:00 p.m. in tokyo, where the united nations has published an alarming report about the rapidly aging global population. by 2050 there will be more elderly people than there are under 15 and the vast majority will be in poor countries, those least capable of dealing with the demographic time bomb. japan is one country that is already having to face up to the challenge. >> if the rest of the world wants to see what the future might look like, they need look no further than here in japan. their population is already aging more rapidly than anywhere else in the world. 30% of people here a
stronghold in somalia is stormed by government troops. kenyan and somalia soldiers launch an attack on kismayo. >> looks like the beginning of the end for the control of urban somalia. >> also in the program, the disgraced chinese politician bo xilai is exceled from the communist party and will face prosecution. with growth at a standstill, political reputations are on the line. the french government sets out its plans for its toughest budget in 30 years. midday here in london, 7:00 in new york, and 2:00 in the afternoon in the somalia city of kismayo. that's where kenyan and somalia government troops have launched an assault. kenyan soldiers and somalia government troops advanced on kismayo from the north, south and from the sea. an army spokesperson said that government forces are expected to take the city within hours. militant fighters are reported to have been seen north of the city. reports now from nairobi. >> the kenya military say they launched in the early hours of friday morning, fighting alongside smally government soldiers, they made advances biland and sea. his man had
it collided with another boat. 120 people were on board when it sank. dozens did not survive. the government claimed that numerous obstacles were what prevented the passengers from escaping safely. survivors have been taken to hospitals across hong kong. the cause of the accident, which took place over a long holiday weekend, is still unknown. officials have said the priority is to locate all the missing passengers. >> the president of georgia has conceded that his party has lost the parliamentary elections. he said it was clear that the opposition party hadary majorit. their leader, the country's richest man already, had declared victory. it is the first time in their post-soviet history the power changed hands without a resolute -- revolution. he said he did not agree with the policies of the green coalition party. >> you know that for us, for me, this news was fundamentally unacceptable and remains so. there are deep differences between us and we think that their views are completely wrong. but this is how democracy works and we respect that very much. >> we are in dupont -- tbilisi. tell
with the world's most famous spy. the turkish government insists it will respond forcefully to any of cells on -- assaults by syria on the turkish people. the country does not intend to start a war with syria but he has the backing of parliament to act with force if necessary. the turkish foreign minister spokesmen told the bbc it was in syria's hands to insure calm returned to the area. >> there were schelling's in the last 10 days. -- shelling in the last 10 days. the thelling was huge -- the shelling was huge and painful. we do not want to declare a war, but we have to prepare for any eventuality to protect our citizens. >> we are in the border area with our correspondents in just a few minutes. let's have a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. american tourists killed a person after opening fire in a hotel. the gunman was shot dead by security forces after he opened fire on friday morning. this happens at a red sea resort. the boats for -- motives for the gunfire is not known. lawyers for the islamist say his deteriorating mental health means he will be o
government and the position they find themselves in , presumably, they would want to stop this. >> certainly, they don't want to get embroiled in a bilateral fight with the syrian regime on the ground. that has been clear from the beginning. there is a concerted nato division -- if there were a concerted nato decision to intervene, then turkey would support that, but it does not want to fight on its own . the dangers are evident. on the other hand, it is spilling across their border. they have tens of thousands of refugees to cope with and now they have their own citizens been killed on their own soil. so they felt clearly they had to respond to that. i suspect they will keep it to a minimum at the moment and yet keep open the option of hitting back harder if they feel they have to. >> thank you very much. could it be a moment which perhaps turns the u.s. presidential election campaign > -- ? the first televised debate has been widely judged a triumph for mitt romney, who had been lagging in opinion polls. he has often been called stiff and awkward in public, judy big -- yet he appeared more
government denies declarations of torture and arbitrary arrests in gaza. that's time where we bring you the business news now. aaron is here for that. some interesting figures worrying as we are used to hearing tesco going from strength-to-strength. >> we are talking about the largest chain in the u.k. out of every eight pounds one goes through a tesco till. that is because company today reported its first fall or drop in profits in nearly 20 years. the first half of this year $2.7 billion was made but down 11.5% from last year. why? we know tesco spent $1.5 billion in revamping. that's costly. but they are saying smaller supermarket chains are starting to eat into their market share and the big operations, big problems and tesco can no longer rely on overseas businesses to offset any shortages here. have a listen. >> what troubled me a little bit about these numbers was on how many fronts tesco is struggling, even overseas. some of the same problems in the u.k. seem to be appearing in central europe and asia. but tesco aren't doing quite as well. again, it has to do with a lot of expos
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